ESXTOP in Mac Terminal looks funky…


Seems that terminal in Mac is configured in a fashion where esxtop does not display properly.  Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to fix.


This demonstrates what you would see when accessing esxtop in a default configured terminal session:



Simply change your terminal emulator session from xterm-256color to ansi, by accessing terminal’s preferences, settings, Advanced, under ‘declare terminal as:’


Open up a new terminal session, run esxtop, and you should end up w/ what looks like this:



Anonymous said…
I ran into the same issue when ssh'ing from Linux. Thanks for the info -- grabbed your screenshot has well. Hope you do not mind

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